275 Times. July 2015

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Mangere Community News

Edition #10

july 2015

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MC's FINEST HEAD DOWN MEMORY LANE

wasn’t a subject and coming to a

school where music was valued – was

huge for us.”

Vii says their peers at Mangere

College helped hone their skills.

“The one thing I remember was that

we were all just lovers of music.

Everyone just got into it and loved

jamming.”

Nyssa concurs with the boys and says

returning to her old stomping ground

is a nice reminder of

her roots amidst her

new life in the fast

MC SUPER STARS: Vii Tupa'i, Nyssa Collins and Nainz Tupa'i backstage at Mangere College

lane.

“A lot of people

Some of Mangere College’s most While X-Factor runner-up and

want your

famous musical alumni joined Mangere resident Nyssa Collins is time and

forces at a recent fundraising busy putting together her first album. I’m fully

concert at their old school. And 275 All three say their time at Mangere booked

Times caught up with the trio to College gave them the necessary out for

find out what 2015 has in store. foundation for success. Nainz says the

Adeaze’s Nainz Tupa'i and Vii Tupa'i they have fond memories of their days rest of

are currently working on their third at “MC” and are certain their current the year.

album and are also launching a careers wouldn’t have eventuated But coming

performing arts school this month in without the school.

here for this

Mangere at Robertson Rd School. “Moving from Tokoroa, where music event is quite

Enrolment for Year 9s at Mangere College will take place in Term 3 - phone: 275 4029.

Go to facebook.com/pages/Saintz-Up-Performing-Arts for info about Adeaze's new school.

relaxing.”

Nyssa Collins performs at Mangere College

Hangi prep - A team

of keen volunteers peeling spuds and

kumara ahead of the Matariki celebration

at Māngere East Community Centre.

Māngere

East

Matariki

Celebration

MATARIKI in Māngere East. Over 120 members of

the community came together to celebrate the Māori

New Year on June 20 at the Māngere East Community Centre where

they enjoyed hangi, local artists, educational and informative korero,

traditional games and a Korowai exhibition.

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Students catch business bug

INSECT HOTELS: From left; Willy Tau, Tatiana Papau, Lily Latu and Luther Salanoa.

Creating a home for bugs has

opened up a whole new world for a

group of high school students.

The Get the Bug enterprise team

from Auckland Seventh Day Adventist

High School have created the Bug

Hub, a handmade house for insects

which helps keep gardens healthy.

The students are part of the Young

Enterprise Scheme programme and

have formed a company to sell the

July

good seed trust

Where: 66 Robertson Road, Mangere

Ages: 5-13yrs | Hours: 7am-6pm

Price: $4.50 an hour. WINZ subsidy applies.

Contact: 275 1065 or Aioi 027 717 4123

info@goodseedtrust.co.nz

Mangere arts centre

Where: Cnr Bader Drive

and Orly Ave.

Hours:10am-4pm | FREE

An art space will be set

up for kids to make

a collaborative work

inspired by Charlotte

Graham's exhibition -

Kaitiaki. Their works will

be installed in the gallery.

*Check with your child's primary school to see

if they have any holiday programmes too.

NITTY GRITTY

Holiday Programmes

Words: Justin Latif Design: Jo Latif

Publisher: Mangere East Family Service Centre

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products. Year 12 and 13 students

Willy Tau, Tatiana Papua, Luther

Salanoa, Helen Afoa, Alisha Marsters,

Vaineke Anguna and Lily Latu came

up with the Bug Hub idea along with

mentor Peter Sykes. They say that

not only have they learnt more about

business but also about sustainability

and gardening.

And they came third in the recent

Dragons' Den South Auckland

mangere

community house

Where:

141 Robertson Rd.

Hours: 9am-3pm

Ages: 5-17 | FREE

Games, community

day, sports etc.

Contact:

275 4920

in Māngere

Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and Leisure Centre

Breakaway programme

regional final.

Get the Bug general manager Luther

Salanoa says being part of the Get

The Bug team will hopefully give him

the skills to launch his own business

career.

“It's helped me do networking and get

a taste for the real world and building

skills for business.”

He’s also developing his green thumb.

"I have definitely taken more interest

in gardening as the Bug Hub increases

your garden's flowers and fruit."

Luther says their growing business

success could not have been possible

without their mentor Peter Sykes.

“Peter has given us the best support

we could have asked for. He’s

connected us to people who can help

and gave us the bug for living more

sustainably. If it wasn’t for him we

wouldn’t be here.”

Go to facebook.com/GettheBug

to get all of team's latest news or

order your own Bug Hub for $35 by

emailing: getthebug@outlook.com

Mangere east community centre

Where: 372 Massey Road, Mangere East

Hours: 7.30am - 6pm | Ages: 5-14years old

Prices: $30 per day per child (can get a Work

and Income subsidy from $2 a day)

Contact: Maia 029 773 0146 or

maia@mangereeast.org|www.mangereeast.org

amp'd Breakaway programme

Ages: 11-13 years old | Free Ages: 14-17 years old | Free

Dates: Mon 6 July - Fri 17 July. Hours: 9am-3pm every day.

Where: 14 Waddon Place, behind Mangere Town Centre.

Contact: Tuhin Choudhury


Markets' music man

BRINGING MUSIC TO MARKETS: Andrew Beer

Rain, hail or shine Andrew his loyal customers.

Beer has been at the Mangere “It’s four or five hours a week

Markets for the last twenty where you can capture quite

years selling Pacific Island a good customer base,” he

music. The Mangere resident says.

loves what he sells and has Andrew is originally from the

given many artists, both local Cook Islands and came here

and overseas, a foothold in after high school. Despite

the market.

not being a musician himself,

“It’s a hard industry,

he’s had a lifelong passion

particularly as our customers for music and at one stage

are an older generation who owned three shops across

are dwindling to some extent," South Auckland. And who's

he says.

his favourite artist right now?

He says despite bad weather That would be Richard

and rent fluctuations, he’s Parker.

remained committed to the “Richard Parker plays a bit of

Mangere Markets as it gives reggae and other stuff and

him a chance to interact with he has a great voice.”

Rubbish visit no waste

Learning the harsh reality

about how our rubbish gets

sorted has inspired Lisa

Kennedy and Liz Maera to

change their wasteful ways.

On a recent trip to the

Waitakere Transfer Station,

Lisa and Liz of Mangere

East Family Service Centre

Early Learning Centre were

surprised to find out that

rubbish isn’t sorted after

leaving the kerbside. Along

with other colleagues and

locals who joined the trip,

Lisa watched while rubbish

trucks, vans and cars from

all over Auckland converged

on the transfer station, piling

waste onto the mountain of

rubbish at the site.

The pair have wasted no time

applying their learning, going

“straight home to sort out the

bins!”.

They are also talking with

other staff, children and

parents about rubbish and

looking at how recycling could

be used at the centre for craft

and science activities

If you’d like more info on

how to reduce, reuse and

recycle contact MEFSC’s

Waste Minimisation

Facilitators Koia Teinakore

on 0212389717 or Justine

Skilling 0221028195.

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Lisa Kennedy and Liz Maera of the Mangere East Family Service Centre

Verse of the month: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves

fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor 15:58


Community Notices

LIBRARY BOOK CHAT

Mangere East Library Book Chat group will next meet on Friday,

July 17 at 10.30am. The topic we will be looking at the history of

perfume and we’ll give making our own perfume a go! Come

along to this fun, informal group and enjoy good company and

interesting topics. The group meets monthly with a different topic

each month. Tea and coffee provided. Ph 2755420

HAWKS ON TELLY

Appliance Fox Memorial Televised Game. Mangere East Hawks

vs. Marist Saints. Walter Massey Park, Hain Avenue, Mangere East

Saturday July 25 @ 2.30pm

CASTING CALL

This is a call for Singers, Dancers, Actors, Comedians, Poets,

performers of ALL ages who are interested in performing at

SHOWTIME Mangere 2015 (a four day—four night event) starting

on August 19. If you or your group are interested, please contact

Hermann at showtime.mangere@gmail.com

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Have your say

on alcohol bans

Under new legislation the

Mangere-Otahuhu Local

Board must review current

alcohol bans and documented

evidence of alcohol-related

crime or disorder is required

to keep an existing ban in

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To keep a ban in your local

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make a submission with

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